July 26, 2004

The Horrible World of Flying Slugs!
wordcount (flash) WordCount is an artistic experiment in the way we use language. It presents the 86,800 most frequently used English words, ranked in order of commonality. Each word is scaled to reflect its frequency relative to the words that precede and follow it. more inside
Rebirth of a nation. How the 1954 World Cup final brought Germany back to life. more inside
The Earth Sings I found this soothing, do you?. Everyday should be Earth Day. Don't you agree?

July 25, 2004

Uncle Sam Wants You In Boston
Who was General Tso and why are we eating his chicken.? [Washington Post]
Donnie Darko for Dummies
Salon spills and spoils everything on the newly released Director cut of cult-hit Donnie Darko. [requires watching annoying ad] "So if you haven't seen "Darko" and don't want the film spoiled, don't read any further. (The publishers of Salon have asked me to note that instead of reading you might consider blindly flipping through the next six pages and clicking on all the ads.)"
Avast ye scurvy bunch! __ l˜_ l˜____ )____) l )____) )____ )l)_____) )____) l )____) \ •ºººº•\ / ˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜ Tall Ships, Regattas and fond memories.
Taboo Thousands of people have had some form of cosmetic surgery, and not just in America. But that doesn't mean you can talk about it.
Anne Jacobsen article from WomansWallStreet about her experience on a flight with a groups of suspicious acting "Arabs." Personally, I think it's xenophobia, meant to keep us is fear; but hey, you read it and tell me what you think. Oh here's the followup.

July 24, 2004

"just plain false. Not Bill Clinton “depends upon what is is” false, but false the way most Americans learned growing up: just not true." Bill O'Reilly has declared "it's war" between Fox News Channel and the New York Times. Larry Lessig has no problems with that, he just wants O'Reilly to apologize to Jeremy Glick. more inside
Curious George - I just enjoyed a great link by homunculus and I am very happy that Gyan (the music man) and languagehat are here to share their perspectives and fun links with us. I seem to remember seeing other MeFites posting here. How many other Metafilter members eventually signed up here when we were remarked upon over at that other site? Are there any others willing to "come out"? more inside
Osama's Cyber War Oh those pesky tourists! more inside
Old dinosaur books!
Jenna and Barbara Bush Online Chat Now I agree with Atrios, Ana Marie Cox (aka Wonkette) may be pulling our leg. If not then this online chat is hysterical. It seems that the Bush girls talk like 50 year-old White House speechwriters and like to pepper their language with a Bill and Ted "excellent." more inside
I want a short wave radio please. "59372 98324 19043 78903 95320...". The mechanized female voice drones on and on... What have you stumbled on to? Instructions to spies? Messages exchanged between drug dealers? Deliberate attempts at deception and mis-information?
High speed video and still images. (The images in the last link are in .pdf format.)
Pleix Films - A collection of weird and disturbing short films. My personal favorite? Beauty Kit (First link req Real Player, second Quicktime)
Children's books of the early Soviet era
Curious George: Hosted server I need some help from the monkeys here for finding a reliable hosted web server. more inside
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